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Augmentation in Medicine Empowered Patients

What Is Living With An Artificial Pancreas Like?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition with no cure. It requires constant attention from the patient and his or her environment. Now, artificial pancreas is coming into the everyday-life of diabetes patients to unburden them and enable them to live a normal life. I had a great conversation with the inventor of the DIY pancreas, Dana Lewis to get to know how it feels like to elevate life with diabetes to a whole new level.

The Bionic Pancreas Might Not Be Far

For years, we have been talking about the possibility of improving the lives of diabetes patients with technology. A few weeks ago, I shared 8 reasons why we face extraordinary times in diabetes. Now The Smithsonian Magazine published a story about a device that tracks blood sugar and automatically administers insulin and glucagon when needed. Just like how the pancreas does.

Imagine seeing your bionic pancreas in action on your smartphone. We might not be far from this. Check out this story.

Why Is Measuring Data About Your Condition Worth It?

This is not a new story but I’m always fascinated when I read it again and again. Doug Kanter measured data about his life, his condition, blood sugar levels and every details that could have been relevant.

Later, he published his findings and what he learnt during the process. Amazing read and a perfect proof for those against measuring health data as patients that this can lead to better health and disease management. After some time, he realized that his average blood sugar levels became lower due to self-management.

Doug released a service, Databetes, to help other patients with diabetes better manage their condition.

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Webicina.com: New Design, New Mission

Webicina.com is my service that aims to help medical professionals and patients enter the web 2.0 era by providing them with e-courses, consulting and personalized packages.

Now we created a new design in order to help patients and doctors where find the content they are really interested in.

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Webicina.com main page

If you are a patient and looking for reliable health information and web 2.0 tools focusing on your medical condition, we built packages for you. Check out the Diabetes 2.0, Depression 2.0 packages and stay tuned for the next one, Cancer 2.0 that will be launched this Sunday.

Webicina.com Patients' Page
Webicina.com Patients' Page

If you are a medical professional, you can check the services we can provide you with, follow the latest medical news with PeRSSonalized Medicine and we will also make our medical personalized Web 2.0 Guidance Packages public next week. The first topic is rheumatology.

Webicina.com Medical Professionals' Page
Webicina.com Medical Professionals' Page

We have many plans for the near future. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about the improvements.

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